February 2018 Featured Ethnographic Film: Kanraxël
A UNIQUE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN A SETTING TOO OFTEN PORTRAYED AS TRIBAL, ISOLATED AND UNDERDEVELOPED.
You can request a copy of the film for public screenings or educational purposes by emailing Royal Anthropological Institute firstname.lastname@example.org * All profits made from the sale of this film through RAI will go to the association of the inhabitants of Agnack Grand. You can also purchase your own copy or stream from anywhere in the world on your mobile device, tablet or tv through Vimeo on demand.
Summer 2017 Featured Ethnographic Film Maker: Nora Wildenauer
Fighting for Nothing to Happen
Featured at the RAI Ethnographic Film Festival, the award-winning ethnographic film Fighting for Nothing to Happen documents forced migration beyond the European refugee crisis. After the volcanic eruption of Mount Rokatenda, the people of the island Pulau Palue in east Indonesia shall be relocated. But are the planned relocation and the ‘new’ life at the neighboring Pulau Besar really promising? The documentary is based on three months of ethnographic fieldwork and accompanies Father Cyrillus, priest and employee of a Christian NGO, in his efforts to promote and drive forward the relocation project.
The film is distributed on DVD and on digital formats by the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), and it is part of the Alexander Street Press Anthropology collection, accessible to institutional subscribers. If you are affiliated to an educational institution, search for the film on your library catalogue. If your institution is a subscriber, you will be able to view the film online. To purchase a copy of the film from the RAI follow this link: https://raifilm.org.uk/films/fighting-for-nothing-to-happen/
Read Nora’s testimonial on the film
Spring 2017 Featured Ethnographic Film Maker: Paloma Yáñez Serrano
Paloma provides reflections on Nosso Morro and its implications for teaching anthropology here:
Paloma provides reflections on City Play and its implications for teaching anthropology here: